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Transitioning to GNIP: Feature Gaps vs DataSift

Twitter has terminated their partnership agreement with DataSift, meaning that as of August 13th 2015, companies will need to license Twitter data directly from GNIP.    From our analysis, 80% of our customers leverage capabilities which are absent in GNIP. The goal of this post is to highlight the main functional areas that will be impacted by transitioning to GNIP, to enable our customers to evaluate the features that may need to deprecate from their products, or identify the...

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DataSift PYLON - The value of unified data processing

Applying CSDL and VEDO to Facebook topic data You might have seen our recent announcement which enables developers to gain insights from Facebook topic data. No doubt you're eager to learn more! In this post we'll look at how easy it is to take CSDL you've fine-tuned for filtering data from networks such as Twitter or Tumblr, and apply this in PYLON both for not only filtering but also for classifying Facebook topic data. This demonstrates the simplicity of using a unified data...

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New Community Site Launched!

Things change very fast at DataSift, it can be hard to keep up.   This week we've released our new community site at community.datasift.com.       The community site hosts our forums going forwards. It's the best place to ask questions to be answered by our staff and other developers, and you can also leave feedback and make suggestions to our team.   Another role of the community site is to keep you better informed of platform changes and...

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How To Update Filters On-The-Fly And Build Dynamic Social Solutions

It would be easy if the world around us was static, but in practice things are always changing. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of social networks; users are constantly following new friends and expressing new thoughts. The filter you wrote yesterday is probably already out-of-date!    On the DataSift platform you can update your filters on the fly via the API and avoid downtime for your application. This not only allows you to adapt to real-world changing scenarios,...

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Facebook Pages Managed Source Enhancements

Taking into account some great customer feedback, on May 1st, 2014 we released a number of minor changes to our Facebook Pages Managed Source.    Potential Breaking Changes Facebook Page Like and Comment Counts have been Deprecated The facebook_page.likes_count and facebook_page.comment_count fields have been deprecated from DataSift's output. We found this data became outdated quickly; a better practice for displaying counts of likes and comments in your application is...

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